TUNISIA
13D10N EXOTIC TUNISIA
Tour Code: TUN13

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Welcome to a unique experience!

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  • Upon arrival, transfer for lunch
  • After lunch, we will depart for Dougga (approximately 2 hours’ drive )
  • Visit the best preserved Roman ruins in Tunisia which are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Drive to Kairouan for dinner and the night
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  • Embark on a city tour of Kairouan, a purely Arab city filled with outstanding examples of the finest Islamic architecture and the holiest Islamic centre in North Africa
  • Visit the Great Mosque, built in 670 AD by the Arab conqueror Sidi Okba
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi who was one of the Prophet Mohammed's companions.
  • Visit the impressive pools at Aghlabites Basins, built in the 9th century for collecting and storing winter rainwater
  • Visit a local carpet shop to see the typical craftwork of this region
  • After lunch, we will drive approximately 1.5 hours’ to Sbeitla, the site of the ancient Roman city of Sufetula
  • See some of the best preserved Roman temples, houses, forum, baths, theatre and it’s majestic Arc De Triumph erected to the glory of Emperor Diocletian
  • Continue a 1.5 hours’ drive to Tozeur
  • Check in hotel for dinner and the night
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  • Enjoy a day excursion with 4WD to the mountain oases village of Chebika - This ruined village sits on the southern edge of the mountain range overlooking the Chott El Gharsa
  • From Chebika , it’s approximately 1 hours’ drive to Tamerza, which is the largest mountain oasis in Tunisia
  • Embark on a safari into the mountain oases (where many scenes of the movie “The English Patient” were filmed)
  • Next, drives to Mides where you will see an impressive gorge which has been sculpted out of the rock by the river torrents of former ages
  • Next, explore Ong Jemel ‘The neck of the camel’. This place is named after a large rock that is shaped as a camel. Ong Jemel has become a popular tourist spot mainly because it is famous for being ‘Mos Espa’ in the Star Wars films
  • Return to Tozeur for dinner and the night
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  • Depart for the remote town of Nefta, a peaceful oasis town and visit La Corbeille (meaning “basket” in French), a palm embroidered “hollow” in the ground
  • Get onto on a calèche (horse carriage) and cross Chott El Jerid, the largest salt lake in Tunisia. Most of the year it is a salty and dry marsh with the light reflected from the crystal surface creating mirages, it is also well-known for its “Desert Roses”
  • Continue to Douz, the oasis town and the gateway to the Sahara (Every Thursday is a market day where nomads gather for the customary trading and barter of camels, horses, crafts, blankets and typical Berber trinkets)
  • Enjoy a camel ride passing over the majestic sand dunes and picturesque Sahara desert
  • Dinner and overnight in Douz
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  • Approximately 2 hours’ drive to Matmata (in the region made famous by movie “Star Wars”), the centre of the most extensive number of traditional troglodyte pit home. The Berber people built these simple underground dwellings to escape the extremes of weather and any unwelcome invaders
  • Visit a local Berber house and continue approximately 3 hours’ drive to Ksar Ouled Soltane, a fortified granary, or “ksar” located in the Tataouine
  • Continue approximately 2.5 hours’ to the Island of Djerba, fabled as the “Land of the Lotus Eaters”
  • Dinner and overnight in Djerba
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  • This  morning, take a walk in the old medina - Houmt Souk and enjoy the island’s well preserved traditions and unique architecture
  • Next, visit to Guellala – Djerba main pottery centre. Visit one of the workshop and see the master in work
  • Visit El Ghriba Synagogue – which is also the oldest in Tunisia
  • Afternoon will be free leisure
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  • Depart (approximately 5 hours’ drive) to Sfax via Gabes.
  • The present walls of the medina were built by the Aghlabites in the 9th century and are pleasantly untouched by modern tourism and still retained an authentic atmosphere
  • After lunch, continue to El Jem and visit the Coliseum (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – the largest and most spectacular Roman amphitheatre in North Africa and the best preserved in the world. It appears better preserved than the one in Rome and certainly has seen far less numbers of tourists over the years
  • Continue to Mahida for dinner and the night
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  • Depart (approximately 1 hour drive) to Monastir
  • Visit its imposing fortified Ribat which is built as a defence against hostile ships. It was also one of the filming locations for both the miniseries Jesus of Nazareth and Monty Python’s Life Of Brian
  • Continue to Sousse (approximately 1 hour drive) and visit the ancient medina
  • Move on and make a short stop at Port El Kantaoui, a tourist complex with a large artificial harbour for luxury yachts.
  • After lunch, continue approximately 1 hour drive to Hammamet for dinner and the night.
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  • Depart for the capital of Cap Bon - Nabeul, well known as Tunisia’s handicraft capital, especially pottery
  • Return to Tunis City and visit the Bardo Museum.  Housed in an 18th century Beylical palace, it was the first museum to be founded in Africa and contains stunning ancient mosaics and relics from all over the country) (Closed on Mondays)
  • Transfer to the picturesque village of Sidi Bou Said, a blue and white Andalusian village perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis
  • Dinner and overnight in Tunis
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  • Explore Carthage (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the capital of ancient Carthaginian Empire
  • Visit Byrsa Hill to see the ruins of Roman buildings and Carthage Museum
  • See the Tophet, where urns containing the ashes and milk teeth of 8th century BC children have been unearthed
  • Visit Antonine Baths, a huge Roman bath complex on the edge of the Mediterranean
  • Visit the theatre and Punic Port
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • Continue walking tour of the medina (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tunis’s historic old town and Arab souk
  • Some free time to explore the city on your own
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  • Free at leisure for last minute shopping before heading to the airport for your onwards flight
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We hope that you have had an enjoyable vacation with Dynasty Travel and look forward to bring you to your next holiday destination.

 

Note:

- The sequence of the itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. During major conferences, fairs & festivals, accommodation may be located outside the city or in an alternate city without prior notice.

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